I had one last short session at the stream before leaving, only caught 9 birds, 7 new Redpolls 1 new Goldfinch and a recap Yellowhammer.
|The Goldfinch, an adult female having the indignity of having its weight taken.|
|The recap Yellowhammer also an adult female that was banded several months ago up near the house.|
During the 10 days or so of the trip I caught 104 birds, 79 new of 8 species and 25 recaps of 4 species. House Sparrows and Redpolls dominated the catch with a sprinkling of other Finches and some Dunnocks. Interestingly no larger birds like Blackbird, Song Thrush or Starling were caught, there were a few about but none found the nets.